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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

More on time management

Here are a few more tips that didn't fit into my article today on time-management. I have collected these from various sources.
* Jot down three things you love to do and post them somewhere visible in your home. If it's been over a week and that list is still there, walk away from the dirty dishes and complete one thing. (Parenting Magazine)
* From client meetings to dentist appointments, it's impossible to avoid waiting for someone or something. Always take something to do with you, such as a report you need to read, a checkbook that needs to be balanced, or just a blank pad of paper that you can use to plan your next marketing campaign. (From sbinfocanada.about.com)
* Put Post It notes with any "do today'' reminders such as "pick up dry cleaning'' on your door, grab them as you run out the door and put them on your dashborad as a reminder. (Stephanie Winston)
* Keep a kit consisting of notecards, envelopes, stamps and pens in a box near your TV chair at home. When you are watching TV, take care of a few thank-you notes for a lunch, or any courtesy (Stephanie Winston)

Here are some great examples of tasks you can get done quickly, before being interrupted.
What you can do in five minutes:
* Scan your e-mail
*Set up your monthly appointment calendar
*Start the guest list for an upcoming client reception or kids birthday party
*Write a note to your child's teacher
*Pick up the phone and confirm a meeting.

What you can do in 10 minutes
* Think of ways to solve a problem at work
*Compose an e-mail or memo.
* Return a phone call
* Scan a newsletter or newspaper website
-- Source: Organized for Success

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

y o u apostrophe r e = "you are"

-3rd grade teacher

12:07 PM  

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